noun see oversimplify

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  • oversimplification — oversimplify ► VERB (oversimplifies, oversimplified) ▪ simplify (something) so much that a distorted impression of it is given. DERIVATIVES oversimplification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • oversimplification — See oversimplify. * * * …   Universalium

  • oversimplification — noun a) An explanation that excludes important information for the sake of brevity, or of making the explanation or presentation easy to understand. b) The process of making such an explanation …   Wiktionary

  • oversimplification — Synonyms and related words: callowness, coarseness, conceptual crudity, crudeness, crudity, greenness, immatureness, immaturity, nondevelopment, oversimplicity, oversimplifying, rawness, reductionism, reductivism, roughness, rudeness, simplism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • oversimplification — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reduction, too Great a reduction, excessive simplification, simplism; see simplicity …   English dictionary for students

  • oversimplification — n. excessive simplification …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oversimplification — See: oversimplify …   English dictionary

  • oversimplification — noun 1. an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑simplism • Derivationally related forms: ↑oversimplify • Hypernyms: ↑simplification 2. a si …   Useful english dictionary

  • oversimplify — oversimplification, n. /oh veuhr sim pleuh fuy /, v.t., v.i., oversimplified, oversimplifying. to simplify to the point of error, distortion, or misrepresentation. [1920 25; OVER + SIMPLIFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • oversimplify — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈsɪmplɪˌfaɪ] noun [intransitive/transitive] to explain or consider something in a way that makes it seem more simple than it really is Your assessment grossly oversimplifies the problem. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

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